Edith S. Childs is the one that got Barack Obama fired up.
While attending a small campaign event in Greenwood, South Carolina, then-Senator Obama first heard the chant "Fired up! Ready to Go!".
As then-Senator Obama shared in his pre-election night speech in Virginia:
"After a minute or so I'm feeling kind of fired up. I'm feeling like I'm ready to go! So I joined in the chant. And it feels good.
And for the rest of the day, even after we left Greenwood, I'd see my staff and I'd say,
'Are you fired up?'
They'd say 'We're fired up boss. Are you ready to go?'
I'd say, 'I'm ready to go.'
So some people start putting 'Fired up! Ready to go!' on their shirts. Some people start putting 'Fired up! Ready to go!' on signs. Everybody's saying 'Fired up!' and 'Ready to go!'
It shows you what one voice can do. One voice can change a room. And if a voice can change a room it can change a city. And if it can change a city it can change a state. And if it can change a state it can change the nation. And if it can change the nation it can change the world.
Your voice can change the world."
April 4th, 2012 is the one year anniversary of the 2012 campaign.